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Venues in Merion Station, Pennsylvania,
(610) 664-1267

About Us

Based in the Philadelphia Main Line, Merion Tribute House is a historic mansion wedding venue. This English country manor is a magnificent space, featuring a vintage ballroom, enchanting balcony and stained glass windows. Between the historic architectural details and eight acres of manicured grounds, the unique wedding venue exudes classic elegance.

Facilities and Capacity

An outdoor ceremony can be hosted on the front lawn of the Merion Tribute House. Indoor ceremonies can be accommodated in the ballroom or Legion Room, a more intimate option. For cocktail hour, guests can mingle on the outdoor Terrace or in the Legion Room, Lounge and Memorial Hall in the House. Grand oak doors reveal the ballroom, an open floor space with high ceilings, slate and hardwood floors, a fireplace and a balcony. Couples are welcome to host up to 175 guests.

Services Offered

Merion Tribute House has a variety of professional services. Their accommodating team offers the following:

  • Event rentals
  • Event planning
  • Preferred caterer list
  • Chairs and tables
  • Dance floor
  • Altar and arches

Cuisine

Couples are required to pick a wedding caterer from the venue’s preferred list. These vendors have experience working at Merion Tribute House.

Other Facilities

Your wedding party can get ready and relax in the on-site bridal suite. Guests may also use on-site parking and wheelchair accessible facilities.

Other Services

Merion is able to host your engagement party, bridal shower, ceremony and reception. They can also provide additional event hours, coat room attendant and use of both fireplaces.

History

In 1891, Elridge Johnson offered to build a “Tribute House” on his property. This facility’s purpose was to honor the 81 Merion men who were in the armed services during World War I. Architects designed the space with Gothic patterns, local stone, ornamental iron work and stained glass windows. The venue has been part of the wedding industry for 85 years.

Location

The historic wedding venue is 23 minutes from downtown Philadelphia, 30 minutes from Philadelphia International Airport and 18 minutes from University of Pennsylvania. Nearby attractions include Bala Golf Course, The Mann Center, Please Touch Museum, Fairmount Park and Philadelphia Zoo.


Carolyn Lensing

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  • My husband and I found Merion Tribute House amidst a variety of reception venues and immediately fell in love. As soon as we drove into the venue location, I was in awe of the natural beauty of the landscape and the building. The amount of history this place has is unreal and it makes for great stories to share with loved ones. From day one, Colette Speakman made us feel welcome, relaxed, and informed about all things wedding-related, not just about the venue. We were given a thorough tour of MTH, including the bridal and groom suites, the “lending shelves” area, and the patio. We were given a handbook of sorts so we could plan our wedding without stress (yes, we planned it ourselves), and it did answer most of our questions if it was not covered in our first on-site meeting. Colette used mostly a hands-off approach as we planned our big day, which allowed us to gain clarification when we wanted without feeling hounded by a vendor. She was SUPERB the night of the wedding as she wa... Read more

    Frequently Asked Questions about Venue

    Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during peak season?

    $ 4,000.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding receptions during off-peak season?

    $ 2,000.00

    Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?

    Yes

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during peak season?

    $ 500.00

    What is the starting site fee for wedding ceremonies during off-peak season?

    $ 500.00

    Which of the following are included in starting site fee?

    Chairs, Tables

    Describe your venue

    Ballroom, Historic Building, Mansion

    What kind of settings are available?

    Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor

    Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?

    Ceremony, Reception, Bridal Shower, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner

    What event services do you offer?

    Event Planner, Event Rentals, Get Ready Rooms

    What event items are available?

    Altar/Arch, Chairs, Dance Floor, Furniture, Tables

    What transportation and access is available?

    Parking, Wheelchair Access

    What months are included in your peak season?

    May, June, September, October

    What months are included in your off-peak season?

    January, February, March, December



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